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November 10, 1942 - January 17, 2013
| Age 70
BOB JOHNSON, The Associated Press
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — One of the first black students who enrolled at the University of Alabama a half century ago in defiance of racial segregation has died. James Hood of Gadsden was 70.
Officials at Adams-Buggs Funeral Home in Gadsden said they are handling arrangements for Hood, who died Thursday.
Then-Alabama Gov. George Wallace made his infamous "stand in the schoolhouse door" in a failed effort to prevent Hood and Vivian Malone from...
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"May the family take comfort in knowing that one day this world will become what Mr. Hood and so many others want it to be - a world without prejudice. As we learn from the ..."
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